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Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer
It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy...
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2015 Lib Tech Skate Banana
Known worldwide for their innovative approach to snowboard design, ecologically-minded construction techniques and distinctly heady graphics, Lib Technologies might very well be responsible for the most radical changes in snowboard design over...
STYLE
Coal + Otter Wax 5 Panel Hat Collaboration
Yes, it does rain more often than not in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the wilderness. To outfit all-weather adventurers this spring, Seattle-based hat brand Coal teamed up with their Portland neighbors...
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Jones Ultracraft Splitboard
The core snowboard industry continues to mature with more and more innovation and development in backcountry tech. Whether it's due to an aging demographic looking for a peaceful alternative outside resort riding or a newfound interest in powder...
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ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab
Since 1995 ThirtyTwo has continually produced the lightest and some of the best-selling snowboard boots in the industry. Since 2012 Crab Grab has produced little pieces of foam that you stick on your board to improve foot and hand traction. While...
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Nitro Snowboards T1.5
While a mild winter seems to be leaving most regions with a lackluster snowpack this year, the Northwest was blessed with a heavy snowfall over the holidays, providing a more than ample range of terrain to test the limited edition 2013 T1.5 Hyped...
STYLE
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
Whether you spend your spare time in the great outdoors or exploring the city, a lightweight, waterproof jacket is a staple this time of year. A standout among the masses of Gore-Tex and Thinsulate out there is the Focus LT Hoody from Westcomb...
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Red Clouds Collective
Offering a wide array of simple soft goods in leather and canvas, Portland, Oregon-based Red Clouds Collective is the brainchild of Jason Brown, Owen Johnson, Seth Neefus and Dan Weaver. "There's a bunch of us that come from the skateboard and hip...
STYLE
Salence Caisson
Taking its distinctive look from the timeless topcoat, the double-breasted Caisson jacket from Salence offers a unique look for hitting the slopes. The fully lined wool and polyester blend coat is both breathable and waterproof, with quilted insulation...
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Freehands Soft Shell Ski Gloves
New for the 2012 winter season, Freehands introduces a waterproof soft shell glove for hitting the slopes. The fully insulated ski and snowboard glove is made of movement-friendly material with a suede thumb, grippy palm and fold back finger tips...
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RAMP Sports
Based out of Park City, Utah RAMP Sports (AKA "Riders Artists Musicians Project") has just released a line of skis using next-generation rapid prototyping and vacuum molding to create their boards. Their modern equipment has allowed them to create...
TECH
Westcomb Switch LT Hoody
Weighing about as much as a bottle of water, Westcomb's impressive 15oz Switch LT Hoody is the latest to be named the world's lightest NeoShell jacket. While outerwear companies spend every season trying to capture industry attention, Westcomb...
TECH
MTN Approach
While splitboards continue to grow in popularity, the technology involved has generally remained stagnant, leaving riders on a compromised board lacking the performance they often need in the backcountry. As a solution, two snowboard industry...
TECH
On-Mountain Tech
While the purity of a lo-fi outdoor adventure can be a blissful experience, innovations in on-mountain tech offer enhancements that increase both fun and knowledge. Last week in Whistler I channeled my inner cyborg and tested three devices that...
TECH
Homeschool Outerwear
Developed, designed and tested in the Pacific Northwest, Homeschool outerwear makes high performance garments built to handle even the most adverse elements the NW has to offer. To achieve this, Homeschool uses Cocona technology, a natural element...
STYLE
Zai and Loro Piana
On a recent trip to Gstaad with Bentley (more on that next week), I had the pleasure of meeting the team from Zai, the high end, handmade Swiss ski manufacturer. Patrick, Daniela and Thomas (pictured here) all happened to be wearing incredible ski...
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Snowboard Gear Guide
Most perennial snowboarders don't buy an entirely new set-up every winter, knowing that nothing fits better than perfectly worn-in gear. To see which pieces have stood the test of time, we polled a group of the industry's top pro riders and editorial...
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2012 Rome SDS Postermania
As a nod to those snow-starved few still counting down the days till the first winter storm, we've got a sneak peek at Rome SDS' 2012 Postermania from a recent trip to Mt. Hood, Oregon. The generous folks at Windells Snowboard Camp provided a...
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